Saturday, 8 December 2012

Wall Hanging - My Creative Scrapbook Project Kit

Yes there has actually been more creating than EVER
going on around here, although it would certainly not
seem that way from looking at my blog lately.  That's
the way it actually goes - the more to make the less 
you're able to blog then it all comes pouring in later!

I got sent this very beautiful project kit from My Creative Scrapbook
Kit Club  last month.  It's a charming Melissa Frances Off-the-Page
Wall Hanger kit & comes complete with all embellishments.

Unfortunately it is SOLD OUT right now BUT it was 
really popular so I wouldn't be surprised if it reappears.
If you REALLY WANT IT I suggest writing to Pam &
seeing if it is possible to place an order.
I started by covering each scalloped chipboard piece with
papers from the Prima 'Tea Thyme' Collection that I
got in my other My Creative Scrapbook kit, which is
still available HERE.  
Once I had covered all the chipboard scalloped pieces I sanded the 
edges then inked them with dark brown Color Box ink.

  I used the Victorian Parlour die-cut sheet from Color Bok 
(from the LE kit) to create my layers, inking the edges in
 Burnt Sienna by Color Box.

I made the holes for the rings using my old-fashioned eyelet setter
& hammer :) & used 2 curtain rings per side to attach the panels 
to one another then used white and black acrylic paint dabbed 
onto them to match them to the Melissa Frances hanger & rose hooks.

I used the mist in the kit to spray my bandage gauze & I
altered the Prima Resin bridge & bench with brown then
sealed them with a glitter varnish for a sparkly effect.

I used a hot-glue gun to attach all the flowers.  If you want 
anything to STAY ON FOREVER a hot-glue gun is a MUST.
For altered projects it's my go to.  

I find it a bit tricky to use & dangerous.  Mine heats up 
incredibly hot & I'm scarred for life from it already,
 so be careful!

I printed out photos taken on my Blackberry so I kept
 them small as the quality is obviously not the best.

To rescue 'not so good' photos converting to black & white 
does wonders.  I often prefer colour photos so I desaturate
quite a lot which helps tremendously too.

Supplies List for 'Family Wall Hanging'

My Creative Scrapbook Project Kit {November 2012}
Melissa Frances Hanger & Rose Clips
Prima Tea Thyme Papers
Color Box Inks {Dark Brown & Burnt Sienna}
Glitter Varnish
Bandage Gauze
Prima Resin Embellishments & flowers
Curtain Rings
Black & White Acrylic Paint - Dala
Tattered Angels Mist - Candy Apple Red


Desire Fourie said...

Helen what a gorgeous wall hanging celebrating the beauty of your family.
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Marilyn said...

Awesome project, Helen!!!! I love how you worked it!! LOOOVE your w/b photo, you look so pretty my friend!!! Enjoy your holidays!!!
Hugs! :)

Lynette Jacobs said...

So very beautiful really put your own stamp onto your wall hanging.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING Helen!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the textures, the pearls... wow wow wow! No wonder it sold out!! It's FABULOUS!! So pinning this!!

Anonymous said...

Stunning project! I'm in awe!!!

Anonymous said...

Stunning project! I'm in awe!!!

Keren Tamir said...

Stunning Helen. Love what you did!!! And I agree I use my glue gun all the time!!

Missy Whidden said...

Wow, Helen! This absolutely amazingly beautiful! What a wonderful piece to add to the wall. Gorgeous as ever :)

Svetlana Austin said...

Helen this is just - WOW! it IS a very nice kit but what you did with it is just mind blowing how beautiful!!!

Svetlana Austin said...

Helen this is just - WOW! it IS a very nice kit but what you did with it is just mind blowing how beautiful!!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

wow!!! grgeous! love every thing in it:)

Ульяна и Полина said...

Потрясающе!!! Очень понравилось!!!


You are a natural at OTP projects as well, my friend! Love this creation.

juscrap said...

Helen Oh my God! I loved it! I'll try and make a copy to me like, okay, can I? xoxo

Linda Eggleton said...

WOW...this is amazing, Helen!
I love how "full" you've made each scallop piece & the colours & textures are just gorgeous. Fantastic work & well done!

Kerryn said...

This is such a beautiful project. Love it!

Unknown said...

What a GREAT project, Helen!! I love all your details- just amazing :)


Mona Pendleton said...

WOW Helen! What a stunningly beautiful project! I love all the photos and pretty embellishments!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Wowzers! What a great project, Helen! Love what you've done with the Limited Edition .. which I dearly love .. Pam does a great job! I'm another one raising my hand for the glue gun ... mine is so old but it's my BFF tehe!

Adriana B said...

wonderful creation here Helen, so love it :)

alexandra s.m. said...

wow! I'm blown away Helen!
Gorgeous project indeed!
Thank You~

Lynnda said...

I'm just like Alex... blown away with your wall hanging creation!!!...its beautiful... you rock and amazing!!! You know I'm your ardent fan!!! hugs...xoxo

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

scrapsdalele said...

Great idea, Helen. I love it!!!

Unknown said...

Wow Helen, what an amazing hanger this is! So beautiful!

tania said...

oh this is just darling! love every bit of detail.

Bellaidea said...

Fantastic idea and what a great Christmas decoration!

Denise Price said...

Very cool project, I love how it works for displaying multiple photos.

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a neat idea...just love it! Love all the layering and softness! Fabulous! said...

What a fabulous OTP project!! Love the dreamy embellishments!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Mitralee said...

Getting caught up finally with all your posts. I cannot believe I missed this one, love it! It looks like a fab project to make, not too time consuming, but very rewarding....

Eila Sandberg said...

WOWZER! this is simply fabulous! have to scroll up and down to take in all the gorgeous details. You so rock chickie! toot!